tea·​pot ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio)
: a vessel with a spout and a handle in which tea is brewed and from which it is served

Examples of teapot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sadly, but somewhat unsurprisingly, Linda and Andy returned the following morning to find the shelves lying broken on the floor and every single teapot smashed to smithereens. Jermaine Gallacher, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2024 The 25-ounce teapot is able to brew one to two cups of tea. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for teapot 

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Word History

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teapot was in 1685

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“Teapot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teapot. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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tea·​pot ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio)
: a pot that is used for brewing and serving tea and that has a spout

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